October 29, 2014 |
WHEN YOU have a high-octane, fast-paced team with a pro-style spread offense and a strong-armed quarterback like La Salle College High features, it can translate to many points on the scoreboard. That was the case Saturday night, when Kyle Shurmur completed 14 of 19 passes for 229 yards and two scores in a 31-7 rout of Father Judge in the Catholic League AAAA contest at Northeast High. "We certainly wanted to finish this regular season strong and carry it into the [Catholic League]
October 29, 2014
LA SALLE HIGH senior quarterback Kyle Shurmur was one of 45 players chosen from across the nation to play in the 2015 Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl. The East-West Showdown, sponsored by the United States Marine Corps, will be played Jan. 4 at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. It will be shown live on Fox Sports 1. Shurmur, a 6-4, 220-pound Vanderbilt commit, currently leads the city in touchdown passes with 26 and passing yardage with 2,238. Shurmur, the son of Eagles offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur, was also a second-team Daily News All-City selection as a junior.
October 27, 2014 |
Nearly two decades of frustration bounced away on Saturday afternoon. But that was not Jarett Nast's intent when he booted the ball from near midfield in the second overtime of Roman Catholic's 2-1 win over La Salle in a Catholic League boys' soccer semifinal at Archbishop Ryan. The senior defender looped the ball into the box, hoping it would find a teammate. It took a high hop. A lucky bounce, Nast said. The La Salle goalie had come out too soon. He could only watch as the ball sprang over his head and into the net. The 45-yard goal triggered a frantic celebration.
October 27, 2014 |
With its Division I quarterback, record-setting wide receiver, and stalwart tailback, the offense of the La Salle football team is a headline-generating machine. Maybe it's time to hear it for the defense, too. The Explorers kept Father Judge's potent offense under wraps in a 31-7 Catholic League AAAA victory at Northeast. La Salle's defense held Father Judge to 226 yards of total offense and no points after a first-quarter touchdown run by Zack Carroll. Isaiah Henrich, Sean Collins, Anthony Piscopo, and Garrett Zobel had sacks.
October 19, 2014 |
Bill Wasylenko never set out to become the archivist for the La Salle football team. He never expected to have much to do with La Salle at all after graduating in 1969. When he went to a football game at Plymouth Whitemarsh with his two young sons on Labor Day weekend of 2001, it was the first time he had seen the Explorers play in more than 30 years. He was almost fearful he'd run into some of his old classmates. Then the team came to the sidelines, the band played the alma mater, and "all of a sudden, warm feelings came back," Wasylenko said.
October 16, 2014 |
NEW YORK - It was only a year ago that La Salle, coming off a berth in the 2013 NCAA Sweet 16, was arguably the most popular team at the Atlantic 10 Conference basketball media day. "Yeah, I used to be famous," coach John Giannini said at Tuesday's media day at the Barclays Center. This year, Giannini might prefer to forget about last season's 15-16 finish despite the fact that the Explorers returned most of their regulars from that NCAA team. But he likes that his current seniors started working toward the 2014-15 season just a few days after their season ended in the A-10 tournament.
October 15, 2014 |
On the final day of an upset-filled Catholic League boys' soccer season, Archbishop Ryan appeared primed to pull one last stunner. Spencer Patton had other plans. The La Salle sophomore scored two goals, including the winner in overtime, as the Explorers clinched the Catholic League regular-season title with a 2-1 win over Archbishop Ryan on Monday in Wyndmoor. Elsewhere in the Catholic League: Father Judge secured second place with a 2-1 victory over visiting Conwell-Egan, thanks to Kevin Ceno's goal with three minutes remaining.
October 14, 2014 |
Led by individual champion Brandon Matthews, Temple captured the Temple Invitational on Sunday at Philmont Country Club in Huntingdon Valley. Matthews fired his second consecutive 1-under-par 69 for a 36-hole score of 138 and a 3-stroke victory over Joseph Leavitt of Rhode Island. The Owls had three other players - Patrick Ross (74-146), Calvary Christian graduate Mark Farley (71-147), and Hatboro-Horsham alum Matt Teesdale (77-147) - in the top 10 in posting an 18-shot win over Hartford.
October 12, 2014 |
Brother Nicholas Sullivan, 86, of Lincroft, N.J., a researcher, explorer, and former professor at La Salle University, died of kidney failure Saturday, Oct. 4, at De La Salle Hall, a nursing facility in Lincroft. Brother Nicholas traveled around the world to study cave formations, and participated in a study that examined the environmental impact of the Alaska pipeline. When Brother Nicholas taught La Salle students about the geology of Alaska, his lab was the 49th state. He and his students traveled from their Olney campus to the Last Frontier during six summers starting in the 1960s.
October 12, 2014
WITH THE Plymouth Whitemarsh stadium filled, D'Andre Swift heard nothing but silence as he soared in the air for the football. "I was just blanking out," the sophomore running back and defensive back said. "I was just worried about the ball. " Swift leaped in front of the St. Joseph's Prep sideline with defenders all around and the ball perilously close to being too high. The catch helped his trailing Hawks convert a key third down from their 16 late in the fourth. The Hawks, ranked No. 2 by the Daily News, rode that momentum to a 35-31 Catholic League win over top-ranked La Salle last night.